Passing Out Drunk at a Mexican Restaurant Earns Former NFL Star Jail Time

January 6, 2010

What has America come to? Back in the good old days, professional athletes lived in a world completely devoid of consequences, safe sex, and child support. These days, however, former NFL first round draft picks can’t even get belligerently drunk at 3:15 p.m. on a Tuesday and pass out in a plate of nachos without going directly to jail.

Charles Rogers, the second overall pick in the 2003 draft, found that lesson out the hard way yesterday afternoon when he was sentenced to 93 days behind bars after getting picked up by police at an "On the Border" burrito barn in Eastern Michigan.

The arrest gives Rodgers a trifecta of penal violations (drunk driving and domestic abuse for those involved in any “NFL Player Arrest Fantasy Football” leagues), a stat which may negatively affect the NFL comeback he drunkenly told people he was attempting.

Rodgers' NFL career ended back in 2005 after violating the Detroit Lions’ substance abuse policy. He did, however, fill his time by electing to serve 15 days in jail last year instead of attending a court-ordered alcohol rehabilitation seminar. A sound choice, in retrospect.

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